KENYA - Millers are lobbying to import duty-free wheat after they exhaust what’s available from local farmers.
ZAMBIA - The Government and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have launched a project aimed at boosting rice production in Northern and Muchinga provinces.
ZAMBIA - IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced the financing of Agrivision Africa to help the company expand its grain production to become a market leader in Zambia, and eventually outside its home market.
NIGERIA - The Federal Government has pledged support to wheat farmers as part of renewed effort to ensure massive production of the commodity in the country.
ZIMBABWE - The loss making Grain Marketing Board (GMB) has resolved to lease out its condemned grain silos across the country as it battles to raise funds to pay farmers and thousands of workers.
ZIMBABWE - Government has released $9,8 million to pay wheat farmers who delivered their crop to the Grain Marketing Board last season. This is part of Government's efforts to assist farmers produce wheat this season.
SOUTH AFRICA – South African Breweries (SAB) has established a sustainable agricultural programme in the North West city of Taung‚ assisting emerging barley farmers to run sustainable and economically viable businesses.
NIGERIA - Heads of implementing partner institutions comprising the National Root Crops Research Institute(NRCRI), Umudike; Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta(FUNAAB), and the University of Agriculture Makurdi (UAM) have said they are proud of the progress made in the implementation of the Cassava Weed Management Project (CWMP) — a project that is led by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).
NAMIBIA - Import prices of around N$3 000 per tonne for white maize can be expected early in 2016 as white maize stocks become depleted.
ZAMBIA - Portugal has said it plans to import grain from Zambia to meet the growing demand for grain production in that country.
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe's maize production for the 2014/15 agricultural season is forecast to decline by over 500 000 tonnes to 950 000 tonnes due to a prolonged dry spell, a latest Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report has shown.
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